Winter is coming. The temperatures here dropped about 20 degrees (F) over the last two days – as they will do. (We don’t usually get gradual season changes here. Nature just seems to flip a switch over a day or two. Or some years be having a lightswitch rave with the weather controls.) We dropped into the 40s overnight and today’s forecast high is 66° – our first high that low since March. I got really excited because this meant I could finally start wearing some of my warmer clothes again.
Yeah, about that…
They all look absolutely ridiculous on me. I honestly don’t know why I was surprised by this because I’ve been slowly buying smaller clothes over the last several months, which means I’ve been buying items appropriate for Tucson summers. I know my old cold-weather clothes are too big. I guess I’d hoped the outer layer items wouldn’t be so bad since they’re supposed to be kind of bulky any way. Not so much the case, that.
So I’ll be checking the bank balance and trying to pick a couple of key items so I can stay warm but not look stupid. This is ultimately a good thing. I have way too many pieces of warm clothing for one person living in Tucson. It will be cathartic to add the old stuff to the Donate Pile and clear more space in the closets.
Yup. A coworker just commented on the voluminous nature of the light jacket I chose to wear today. I told her it was the least tent-like option I had – which isn’t saying much. I did just remember that I have a much more appropriately sized flannel shirt which I found on the side of the road during one of my walks last week but I haven’t had a chance to wash it yet. So that’d be a great big NO on wearing it to work just now.